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VIDEO: Anthony Rizzo, Theo Epstein sing Karaoke at Lincoln Park bar

The Chicago Cubs are feeling good after a four-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants which propelled them to a 3 1/2 game lead in the NL Wild Card race. They are feeling so good that it lead to Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein hitting up a bar in Lincoln Park to do some karaoke. Rizzo and Epstein joined Bartstool Chicago's Dan Katz and DJ Donte the Don (fil ...

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Chicago Cubs reportedly sign six international prospects

The cat's out of the bag: Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer love going over their international prospect signing allowance. Way, way over. The Chicago Cubs have announced bonuses for six international prospects: outfielder Yonathan Sierra Estiwal ($2.5 million), shortstops Aramis Ademan ($2 million) and Yonathan Perlaza ($1.3 million); catcher Miguel Amaya ($1.25 million), infielder Christopher Martinez ($1 millio ...

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Chicago Cubs to call up Kyle Schwarber

The Chicago Blackhawks aren't the only ones having a parade in the city of Chicago. The Chicago Cubs parade of prospects will continue this week after it was announced that the team plans to promote catcher Kyle Schwarber for six games as a DH, at which point he will be sent to Triple-A — a promotion in itself from his present home in Double-A. Schwarber has been an offensive monster at every level. He's cu ...

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Chicago Cubs Rumors: Jonathan Papelbon at Closer?

In what would be another instance of Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer getting the old band back together, reports have surfaced that the Chicago Cubs have at least a passing interest in Philadelphia Phillies closer, Jonathan Paplebon. While no deal is close, the possibility begs the question of whether the Cubs would be wise to move on this, or if they're simply doing their due diligence on a player the front off ...

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Cubs Hitting Coach Bill Mueller Resigns

In a move Tuesday morning, Cubs hitting coach Bill Mueller has resigned after one season. First reported by CSN’s Patrick Mooney, comes after Cubs President of baseball operations, Theo Epstein, said that the coaching staff would be returning for another season during last week’s state-of-the-team address. This comes as a surprise to Cub fans, but sources close to the situation, claim that Mueller had been ...

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Wrigley Field Will Host Meaningful Games Again Soon

  Stay patient, ever hoping Cub fan that's longing for a commodity competitive enough to warrant your approval. The current product at the major league level -- minus a couple of key pieces -- is definitely hard to be proud of. It's not particularly fun, either, to have limited to no success against division rivals. The recent example of Cubs debauchery came at the hands of their most hated rival, St. ...

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Arismendy Alcantara Forcing Himself to Big Leagues

Winning consistently on the North Side is not far away (presumably) and fans are getting restless. During what is now the third year of a total rebuild headed by Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, the product put on the major league field has been less than stellar to say the least. Although the Cubs are among Major League Baseball’s highest grossing markets, lately they’re being confused with clubs who are consid ...

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What Did Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer Get Themselves Into

“Lovable Losers” is a label often affiliated with Cubs lore due to the countless agonizing, unsuccessful seasons. Yet, Cubs fans everywhere continue to support a franchise that has not been involved in the game’s most glorious spectacle since 1945. What’s astounding is that an organization whose last World Series Championship came six years before the start of World War I is among the top financially succes ...

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The First Annual MLB Draft Timeline

In 2003, the Seattle Mariners drafted Adam Jones 37th overall with the final pick in the first round of the Rule 4 Draft, more commonly known as the First Year Player Draft, or simply the MLB Draft. Ten years later, he is arguably the best player taken in that first round, with apologies to Rickie Weeks. So how were 36 players selected before Jones, including some guy named Kyle Sleeth, who the Tigers took ...

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WSD: Theo tells it like it is

The original article appeared on World Series Dreaming. There was an article on the Tribune earlier that I couldn't read because they're a bunch of lame-os and decided to put everything behind a paywall.  Thanks a lot, you elitist pigs.  Anyway, thanks to Bleacher Nation and Phil Rogers, we have an excerpt of David Haugh's interview with Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein.  Here's what Theo ...

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